AP/REX/ShutterstockHillary Clinton surprised Tribeca Film Festival goers tonight, making a special appearance during Kathryn Bigelow and Imran Ismail’s The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes panel. “Thanks for seeing this remarkable film which brings to reality what we’re up against,” Clinton said. “I first became really focused on the horrific slaughter of elephants when I was Secretary of State. It was clear it wasn’t just a terrible crisis, it was the trafficking that was a lot of bad actors. A militia out of Sudan, Boka Harom. It was used to buy weapons and fund the terrorist activities of [many] groups.”
The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, from National Geographic Documentary Films, is a VR documentary short that chronicles a day in the life of the rangers in Garamba National Park. With over 30,000 African elephants dying each year at the hands of poachers, and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues, the film is a call to action to help the conservation NGO African Parks and end the Ivory War
Two influential women standing up for these heroic rangers and the elephants they protect sends a powerful message, not only for conservation of wildlife but also in opposition to the the terrorism animal trafficking and poaching finance.
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A thrill to join team of Kathryn Bigelow's The Protectors at #Tribeca2017. Let's protect the earth & all its beauty.https://t.co/X1gpNulhqI— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 23, 2017